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Volunteering

Volunteers form an important part of Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Our highly committed army of volunteers can be found in all areas of the hospital. Volunteering allows people to give something back to their local community. All for as little as three hours a week. It is a great way to meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills.

The Trust recognises the importance of those who volunteer. We have in excess of 200 volunteers across our services including League of Friends, Hospital Radio, Chaplaincy and Community Volunteers.

As a volunteer you will help provide support to patients and staff. Our volunteers help in both clinical and non-clinical areas of the hospital. Volunteers meet and greet visitors,  sit with patients at mealtimes, help out at the Dementia Café , support staff on all wards including maternity & children’s wards where there are specific roles including breastfeeding peer support.  Volunteers help with admin tasks and undertake reception roles which supports staff as well as patients.

All voluntary positions have a role description and training where appropriate. We can you to be supported and comfortable in your role. All we need from you is regular attendance and a willingness to complete mandatory training.

MKUH welcomes applications from volunteers who are able to offer a minimum of three hours a week for at least six months.

Our recruitment process is as follows:

  • Complete an application form
  • Come for an informal chat and provide us with references
  • Have a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally known as CRB)
  • Undertake an occupational health check

We have opportunities in both clinical and nonclinical areas – please ask us about current vacancies

Currently we are in need of volunteers who are available between 09:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday across all areas of the hospital, including ward based and administrative roles.

By becoming a volunteer at Milton Keynes University Hospital, you can make a real difference to our patients and their relatives.

Volunteering is open to anyone aged 18 and above.

To contact voluntary services, click here.

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